2018 Spirit of America: Salute to Small Business - Awards Luncheon/Trade Show/Seminars and More!

Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In honor of National Small Business Week the Small Business Administration joined forces with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of Small Business – annual awards luncheon, education seminars and a trade show in support of North Texas businesses.

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Come out and network with other local businesses and learn how you can grow your business.

See how you can gain “access to customers” and “access to capital” ... and much more.

Have fun and learn.

Stop by the trade show booths, network and collect material to help your business prosper.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

8:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Expo Opens
9:00 and 10:00 a.m.  Seminars (both seminars at each time)
“LinkedIn for Business” - Lucinda Ruch
“Taking Your Business to the Next Level” Panel Discussion
10:30- 11:30 a.m.  Luncheon Registration
11:15 a.m.  Ballroom Opens
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Salute to Small Business Awards Ceremony

Don’t miss out and register now - it’s only $20.00 to attend the seminars and trade show. Register now!

Seminar times are repeated twice at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Tradeshow is from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

For those who purchased advanced tickets to the luncheon, please join us as he Small Business Administration recognizes 11 different awards to outstanding businesses throughout North Texas. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will recognize the contribution of this year’s Outstanding Small Business, Not-For-Profit organization & Veteran-Owned Businesses.


Emcee: Scott Murray

From U.S. Presidents to U.S. Opens, World Series to the World Cup, the Olympic Games to 30 straight Super Bowls, Scott Murray has covered them all. For close to a quarter of a century, he was the multi Emmy Award-winning television sports anchor and broadcast journalist at NBC 5. He was named Sportscaster of the Year 17 times and is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nat’l Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

Although Scott has retired from television news, he has returned to NBC 5 to host the weekly public affairs/philanthropic program, Talk Street. In addition, he continues to be a sought-after keynote speaker, published author of two books (Whatever It Takes and Bring Out The BEST), TV host/radio spokesperson and Chairman/CEO of Murray Media, a video/television production and A/V event company.

His commitment to community has resulted in his being honored with such awards as Man of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Governor’s Award, Director’s Award from the FBI and the US Department of Justice, George Washington Medal of Honor Freedom Award, Tom Landry Award of Excellence, National Youth Leadership Council Gift of Leadership Award, Champion for Children Award, Honorary Member of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Boy Scouts of America God and Service Award, Komen for the Cure National Individual Community Service Award, United Way Hercules Award, Philanthropy Hall of Fame Inductee, Texas Baseball Hall of Fame-Honorary Inductee, and, his two most cherished awards, Dad of the Year & Father of the Year.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor - $3,000 - SOLD

Diamond Sponsor - $2,750 - SOLD


Gold Sponsor - $2,500

  • 1 preferred table: 10 reserved seats
  • Company recognition on all promotional and printed materials
  • Company logo in newspaper advertisement
  • On-site event presentation screen display (logo)
  • Expo exhibit table to display products and services
  • Company logo and link to website on the Chamber’s registration page
  • Table sign recognition

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

  • 1 preferred table: 10 reserved seats
  • Company name & logo recognition on all promotional and printed materials
  • On-site event presentation screen display (logo)
  • Expo exhibit table to display products and services
  • Company name on website promoting the event
  • Table sign recognition

Bronze Sponsor - $800

  • 1 reserved table: 10 reserved seats
  • On-site event presentation screen display (logo)
  • Expo exhibit table to display products and services
  • Table sign recognition

Exhibit Table Sponsor - $300

  • 2 seats to attend luncheon
  • One display table (6’) to showcase your product or service from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Event Sponsored By

Sponsorships are available, contact 817-275-2613 or email .

Event Location

Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, Texas 76011

Presenting Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsor



2018 Veteran-Owned Business of the Year Sponsor

  • Oncor Electric Delivery

Silver Sponsors

  • J.P. Morgan Chase

  • TrueNorth Insurance and Financial Services

  • University of Texas Arlington College of Business

Bronze Sponsors

  • City of Arlington

  • Frost Bank

  • Jim Ross Law Group & Mercury Chophouse

  • River Legacy Foundation

  • Southside Bank